I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance. A church filled with family and friends. I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for. He said one that would make me his wife. ~ Author Unknown ~
Samantha Chase is fast becoming a maestro of romance stories as she breathes life into characters that her readers can relate to – from the Montgomerys to the Shaughnesseys with attitude and life partners with sass. She builds each character with care and details and that is one of her best skills as a prominent writer.
Her latest release “Friday Night Brides” is a testament to that very fact of caricaturing four friends from kindergarten to adults, as they go through the growing pains, being part of each other’s lives, crying and laughing with each other as they create their own individual lives. As different as chalk and cheese, these four friends have become each other’s rocks as they flew through life.
Angie, Becca, Ella and Hayley are not only friends for lifetime; they also have been modeling for Hayley’s mother’s Enchanted Bridal, from flower girls to brides now. And this very adventure since childhood has give roots to dreams of their own weddings and their partners for life, as they find their own Happily-Ever-After. Sean, Max, Dylan and Jackson complement these dazzling Friday Night Brides!
“Friday Night Brides” is just not a romance story. It gives an insight into the dreams of young adults, the trials and tribulations of relationships, breakups and heartaches, support and family, and the insecurities and uncertainties of loving one person for a lifetime. And add in the drama of extended family and few glitches that life always seems to enjoy throwing in our faces, this book is a dazzling read.
Placing four characters in a story is no easy job, and Samantha Chase managed to create magic with Angie, Becca, Ella and Hayley, giving them their own identity and individuality. With a fabulous storyline and brilliant narration, Friday Night Brides makes us wish for friends and dreams as these four wonderful and lovely ladies.
Received an ARC from Women’s Fiction/TridentMedia Group via NetGalley for an honest review.